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Small Business Development: City of Columbia

Tina N. Herbert, Executive Director of the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities presented at Richland Library on March 27 as part of our 3rd Small Business Learning Series ... More 
Diane L. -

Business Plans 101

Considering small business ownership? If so, you need to have a solid business plan in place, the first step toward business success. The importance of a well-written business plan cannot be... More 
Diane L. -
What do you have in common with Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Meg Whitman and Ingrid Vanderveldt? You may have the potential to start and grow a woman-owned business! Women-owned businesses contribute significantly to the U.S. economy. Did you know that: Women own 10.4 million privately-owned... More 
Lori C. -

Gearing up for Spring… Who’s Hiring?

When you hear “seasonal” employment, most people think of Christmas but Spring is a wonderful time to find new job opportunities. Just think about what activities and services increase during... More 
Diane L. -
An entrepreneur may believe that a great idea is all that is needed to successfully maintain a business. However, many small business owners will tell you that a lucrative business is more than just a great idea. A flourishing business is a complex mix of the right location, appropriate technology, adequate... More 
Diane L. -
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a small business owner? Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. As an alternative to working for someone else, many job seekers today are considering small business ownership. In today's challenging economy, small business start-up requires a tremendous amount of... More 
Iris A. -

Overlooked Tax Benefits for Job Seekers

If you have spent lots of time this past year polishing your resume, attending job fairs, and trying to get interviews for employment, you may be able to deduct those expenses. In order to... More 
Lori C. -

Résumé Tip: Think Accomplishments not Tasks!

If you tell me you are an Administrative Assistant, as an employer, I have a good idea of what types of duties you performed. What I don’t know is what kind of an employee you might be. Do you... More 
Lori C. -

Cover Letters and Pick-Up Lines

As I write this post, it is Valentine’s Day and I am thinking about my hot date tonight with my husband… and 2 kids… and nephew… and mother… at Pizza Man’s 2 for $10 Thursday Night special. (... More 
Lori C. -

New Job Search Strategy: Think like a “Free Agent”

Many professional athletes are reaping the benefits of being free agents and so should we! Free agents are not under contract; therefore, their options are open and their focus is... More 

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